Your exclusive wildlife adventure with Canadian polar bears will take place on the coast of Hudson Bay, within the Cape Tatnam Wildlife Management Area. Churchill Wild has been the premier eco-outfitter in northern Manitoba for over 40 years, and we are excited about introducing you to Nanuk Polar Bear Lodge.
Northern Manitoba is one of the most pristine wilderness areas left in the world. Only a two-hour plane journey north of Winnipeg lies the coastline of Hudson Bay – an area so remote that it hasn’t changed in thousands of years. During your breathtaking flight east from Gillam to the Lodge you will fly over the Northern Taiga Forest and follow the mighty Nelson River to the plains and tidal flats of Hudson Bay.
You will fly over York Factory, a trading post that was permanently established in 1684 by Govenor George Geyer of the Hudson’s Bay Company. This was the beginning of Canada’s fur trade history. Some of our staff expedition leaders are descendants of the Cree people who originally inhabited this area when the first Europeans arrived in the early 1600s.
Stay alert for a chance to see beluga whales as you fly over the mouth of the Nelson and Hayes Rivers. But what will make your adventure so unique is the high concentration of mother polar bears and cubs. These are pure, wild polar bears living the way they have lived since time began.
The following pages will take you through the adventure’s key features. Please look on the left side panel for our rates, dates, itineraries and more details about this adventure safari!